This page is part of the Directory of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTMs) and Listed Buildings in Teddington assembled by the Planning and History Groups of The Teddington Society. You can view Grove Terrace on Google Maps.
THE GROVE ESTATE
The estate comprises The Grove, Grove Terrace and Grove Gardens surrounding a small park called Grove Gardens, built on the site of the 18th Century house called The Grove. The house was demolished in 1920 and the land was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co. who erected The Grove and Grove Terrace using Dutch architecture and built by Gazes Ltd. The company later sold the park to Twickenham Borough Council and the rest of the estate to private owners.
The Grove Estate also included nos. 58-84 Cambridge Road, then nos. 1-14 Grove Estate. The Grove excluding nos. 30-45 is covered by Conservation Area No. 26, together with Grove Terrace and Grove Gardens.
For details of the 18th Century Teddington Grove, see the Local History collection at Richmond Library. There is also an information board put up by the Teddington Society in the park.
The report above was written in ?1989 by Mrs E. Pilborough.
Attached to the above report is a detailed description of the proposed buildings, by the St Helen's Housing Company Limited, from which are extracted the following details:
The houses are of two main types, all 2-storeys high, those having a large dining room and small parlour and those having a medium sized dining room with a large sitting room, some with three and some with four bedrooms. The windows of all sitting rooms and bedrooms will be of the double hung sash type. Outside shutters will be fitted to windows exposed to the southern sun. Each house has apart from the public gardens an enclosed garden of its own, both at the front and back, varying in size. The front gardens will be enclosed by posts and chains. The elevations will be of rough cast relieved by coloured bricks with tiled or slated roofs.
The properties in this road designated by the Council on their website as Buildings of Townscape Merit are: